Monday, November 28, 2011

Thrift Shop Boys

The kitties take care of people who take care of the kitties !!!! My Thrift Shop Boys are sitting in the Charlotte County Jail for getting drunk and stupid, last week. Joey & Kevin. Kevin is 18, Joey is 21. Kevin is facing 5 years and Joey is facing 10 years.

For what ??? Drunken bad decisions in a moment of time.

Its funny the good citizen of Englewood do not step up to the plate and volunteer but the throw aways of society always have and always will. 

These boys were their for the kitties when no one was. Busting their ass at the Thrift Shop in 95 degree weather, year in and year out.

In early sobriety, I lost my first family. My wife and daughter. At times I was homeless, hungry and at that jumping off place many times. I have been in that dark zone were no cared if I lived or died.  It’s an awful lonely place to be.

Than God put people in my path who reached out to me and grabbed me with all their might and loved me until I could love myself.

They touched my very heart and soul and today I’m a changed man. Giving to others freely as it was given to me.

So the kitties and I  know how the boys feel right now and we do not forget about the young men who care about us.

In jail it’s the little things that lift the broken soul.

May the boys find themselves in their time of reflection.
To make it a little bit easier.

The kitties sent the boys Icare packages.
May they pig out with grace and style.

Kevin will get this week.

Turkey Day Treats: .

Lays BBQ LSS - 1.5oz (3)
Hot Dill Pickle (ea.) (2)
Orange Drink Mix - 6oz (1)
Titos Jalapeno Slices - .7oz (1)
Double Barrel Hot Shot Meat Sticks - 1.12oz (2)
Tortilla Shells - 6ct (1)
Kars Sweet & Spicy Mix - 1.75oz (1)
Salsa - 3oz (2)
Cheddar Cheese Squeezers - 1oz (2)
Hot n Spicy Corn Chips - 10oz (1)
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups - 1.5oz (1)
Ruffles Cheddar & Sr Crm - 1.5oz (3)
Cheetos - 2oz (3)
Doritos - 1.75oz (4)
Grandmas Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.75oz (2)

Joey will get the Holiday fest.

Holiday Feast: .

Hot 'n Spicy Corn Chips - 10oz (1)
O'breins- Hot & Spicy Beef Sausage - 5oz (1)
Hot Dill Pickle (ea.) (1)
Saltines 16oz (1)
Double Barrel Spicy Meat & Cheese Sticks - 1.12oz (2)
Chili Rice & Beans- 4.4oz (1)
Buttery Toffee Crunch n Munch- 4oz (1)
Hot Chips 6oz (1)
Pretzel Jalapeno Pieces (1)
Cheetos Jalapeno Cheese (2)
Chili Cheese Fritos 2oz (1)
Nacho Doritos 1.75oz (1)
Gardetto's Original 1.75oz (1)
Honey BBQ Frito Twists 2oz (1)
M&Ms Peanut 1.74oz (1)
Nissin Ramen - Beef - 3oz (5)
Nissin Ramen - Chicken - 3oz (5)
Nissan Ramen - Picante Beef 3.0oz (5)
Nissin Ramen Chili 3.0oz (5)
Mrs. Freshley's Grand Honey Bun (1)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

In my heart of hearts

I'm back !!! So much hard work at the Thrift Shop this weekend....Great Community Service crew with drama and an edge !!! Business was way down due to the Holiday !!! It was just like this last year but it will pick up !!!!!!!!
Its get totally insane over here sometimes yet lots of work was done. It was a wild holiday weekend....GO GO GO and now I'm by myself and I have caught my second wind and I...'m ready to kick some more butt at the Thrift Shop. 
Englewood can talk smack about me all they want cause I know in my heart of hearts my deeds, which the majority go unspoken, speak louder than their misinform words. I will never trade this life where I can help the kitties and people looking for a second chance. It's my calling.....

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm a control freak out of work !

Rick's Rants - I have never been mad at modern day technology but today is the day. Cell phone, surround sound, refrigerators, washing machine, video game systems, 8-tracks and record players, screwing up !!!!! 
AHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHH. I'm mad as hell and not going to take it. They will all end up in the scrap metal pile by the end of the day.....if they don't start behaving.....
You can not control cats and you can't control technology and I surely can not control Chrissy.....
I'm a control freak out of work !!!!!! MOL - I crack myself !!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is five years old today

Chrissy and I have been rescuing kitties since 1996, Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is five years old today as a non-profit and their is no fanfare. 
We never tooted our horn and threw a party on the kitties anniversary day cause this takes funds away from the kitties . I think I'm getting sick or I'm exhausted. 
Going all the hours that Chrissy and I do catches up to you once in a while. I need to eat something light but I have no appetite. I had two Boosts supplemental drinks so far. 
My body is telling me stop and take it easy today ,my mind is telling you can not slow down their is so much to do. 
I think I will listen to my body today and take it easy and make my mind happy and do office work and work on the Thrift Shop on Monday.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Best News Of The Year


Dear Kitty Lovers of The World

Englewood, Florida’s “World’s Greatest Cathouse,“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice and rescue specializing in providing quality and loving care to special needs cats and finding homes for the adoptable kitties under their care.

Puffy Paws Web Site 

“Puffy Paws care for kitties with feline leukemia, FIV, blind kitties, feral cats, epileptic kitties, kitties with only one eye, senior kitties, kitties that do not use their litter box, kitties with thyroid conditions and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.”
As you may know it has been a daily battle to keep the doors open at Puffy Paws.

Yet at the same time of this breaking joyous news, the kitties need you more than ever to stay ahead of the game today.

We have the best news of the year for you today and I want to thank each and everyone of you who have supported the kitties by caring, sharing, praying and by donating !!! Mad Kitty Love goes out to you all .

After we pay the Thrift Shop rent of $420 today.  We are all caught up on all the operating expenses for November !!!!! WOW !!!!!!!! 


Last week we paid the late October, FPL (Power Bill ) of $1075 dollar last week thanks to each and everyone of you.

In addition to the FPL bill being paid ,we had a handsome donation come in last week.

November, FPL bill  was $975 which includes the monthly payment plan. 

Which had to be paid by November 14th., this was paid this week.  How cool is that !!!!!


Unfortunately we owed the State of Florida $700 in late fees for a report that was way pass due. We sent out the check last Friday, using priority mail.

This week was the final deadline for that payment. Chrissy and I are so thankful we were able to pay it, if we did not the consequences would have been severe.  

Our domain name. Puffy Paws Kitty Haven, was due on Oct 26 and we renewed it for two years and paid $39.

The cell phone bill was due on Oct 31 for two lines at the cost of $83 dollars. That is paid.

The internet is the lifeblood of Puffy Paws fund raising and we owed $225 and that was paid. 

The car insurance for the two vehicles for November was $75 and that was paid.

We ordered 4 bottles of Drontal for the complete yearly worming of the Haven at the cost of $168 dollars for each bottle. $672 total.
So that is the great news that we are caught up on the operating expenses over here at Puffy Paws.

Now we are praying that since the Snowbirds are here the Thrift Shop will be busy once again.

But with paying all those funds out that leaves us low on funds once again for the kitties daily needs.

The Kitties Daily Needs Cost $250 Dollars A Day

Only you can make a difference right now by using the Shopping Cart on our Home page, now you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, 1 bag of dry, 1 bag of cat litter or the cleaning supplies for the day, or more.  It is all up to what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties.

WET CAT FOOD - 78 Pounds A day * Friskies - 13 oz Cans - Turkey & Giblets - 4 case a day ( 96 Cans) - $67.20
DRY CAT FOOD - 36 Pounds A Day  - Publixs Dry Food -  2 bags  / $24.98
TIDY CAT LITTER - 660 pounds a day - 22 bags - $120
CLEANING SUPPLIES - Bleach, Paper Towels, Black Garbage Bags, Floor Cleaner, Laundry Soap, etc -$25

If you could find it in your heart today we do need a helping hand with the kitties daily needs !!!
If everyone who reads this and if their heart and budget can afford to donate only $10 we will be able to stay ahead of the game for this week.

Thank you for all that you do. We are so grateful for each and everyone of you.

Thank You

Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties